Year 2022
August 2022


Engaging Adolescent Relations (Second Childhood) ✨NEW!! (SkillsFuture Not Applicable)

Start Date: 06 Apr 2023 | End Date: 13 Apr 2023
Peninsula Plaza


About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 70 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.


Course Details
Course Number SACE-CBO-M-121E-2023-04-01
Course Start 06/04/2023
Course End 13/04/2023
Registration Open
Duration 7 hours over 2 sessions
Sessions Thursday, 9:30 - 1:00 pm, 6/4, 13/4
Objective 1. Be aware of common issues faced by seniors as they engage & care for adolescents and even in their own second childhood

2. Recognise the key mental changes in the adolescent and second childhood brain and know the approaches, techniques and resources to cope when engaging self and others

3. Know the significance of being present rather than absent


Adolescence can be a confusing period of lifetime changes. It’s the transition from childhood to adulthood. Seniors who left adulthood are often at a loss as to how to deal with a younger adolescent generation. Adolescents that you have to relate with may be your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces or any others who you have charge of and care for. Your relationship with your adolescents can be healthy and happy or it can be dramatic, dreadful, or even disastrous. Culture evolution may add to the confusion as your adolescents may have been schooled differently from the way you have been educated. Your preparation to engage adolescents will require you to understand what’s happening in the body, mind and soul of your adolescents. All seniors will also arrive at a stage generally referred to as second childhood with the accompanying effects of deja-vu.


Adrian Teo

Adrian has a BA from the University of Malaya; and a MSc from Durham University, UK.  He spent a decade in the Civil Service, 5 years with an NGO in Coral Gables, Florida, 38 years in running his own training consultancy. He trained internationally in 57 countries. Adrian was an ACTA trainer and certifier, and  was master trainer in experiential learning. A spiritual elder, he did marital counseling for over two decades. Since 2012 he focused his attention on integrating mind-brain-body relationships in self and in connecting with others. As President of SACE, Adrian conducts “Mindfulness for Wellbeing” as well as some half-a-dozen other courses to coach seniors to maintain inner well-being through self-regulation and the practice of lifelong learning.

Venue Peninsula Plaza
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC/FIN), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC/FIN, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number.
Fees Payable $25.20 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50 and above, $126 pp for all others

Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.


Skills Future Credit (SFC) Not Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat: Tel: 6266 0648  or Email: